I have always loved color and texture and flowers.
I moved to New York when I was 19, went to musical theater school, and worked as a waitress, like most of the rest of Manhattan. However, after living in the Big Apple for almost 6 years, I miraculously landed a job with one of the city's most creative and elite young florists, Rachel Cho, with Rachel Cho Floral Design.
While working for her, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to the vast and beautiful world of flowers--an aromatic and incredibly creative environment filled with ideas, opportunity, choice, selection....and arrangements! (Not to mention the fact that my vocabulary expanded by about 582 words I never thought I would ever say!) But it was there that I developed a deep love and immense appreciation for the art of an arrangement.
So when I moved back home to Texas mid-2013 with my husband, I had been bit by the flower bug and just couldn't leave the flowers behind! I began studying in my free time and almost every flower or potted plant I passed became a part of my own little flower reel. Family members would often ask me to help with arrangements for their own special events, and I loved working with them--especially helping people grow confidence to create something they are proud of, and then have the knowledge to go out and next time do it on their own!
Thus, the idea was born.
My first class was with my mom, 2 of her friends, who each invited a few more. The class was only scheduled to be an hour-and-a-half long, but we all sat around laughing, learning, and making some pretty amazing centerpieces, until we realized (3 hours later) that our arrangements had long been made and we were just having a good time!
Since then, I have been offering classes, but private and open, to help people learn different buying techniques, how to choose seasonal flowers, how to know how much to buy, arrangements on a budget, caring for the flowers, and creating an arrangement. I love what I do, and I hope you decide to come along some day to make an arrangement too!